No. 5
30 July 1858
I have to inform you that Her Majesty's Government propose sending to British Columbia by the earliest possible opportunity an Officer of Royal Engineer[s] (probably a Field officer, withManuscript image two or three Subalterns) and a Company of Sappers and Miners made up to One hundred and fifty non-Commissioned Officers and men.
I must trust to you to make such arrangements in the colony for the reception of this party as you may deem necessary and suitable.
I shall provide the Officer in command with general instructions for his guidance of which you shall have a copy.
I have etc.
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Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

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British Columbia